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Curves converting to straight lines in SQL spatial view

Question asked by aroust on Sep 18, 2015
Latest reply on Sep 21, 2015 by bixb0012

Operating System: Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise

Software: ArcGIS 10.3.1 with SQL Server 2012

 

I am updating our method for merging parcel boundaries from our SDE database with data copied from the appraiser's database. Rather than a join/export process, I've set up a SQL view that joins the parcel data to a table with a copy of the appraiser's data. The join works, but the resulting feature class is converting true curves to straight lines. Here's a screenshot to illustrate what I'm seeing. The tan polygon is the original parcel feature class and the heavier black line shows the geometry of the same parcel in the SQL view:

 

Why would the SQL view convert the true curve to a series of straight lines?

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